Brandon Roy was making a tour to figure out which team he'd fit in with at the next level, and the Golden State Warriors got a visit. But it looks as if the Minnesota Timberwolves were the ones who ended up winning out.
After retiring in late 2011 because of recurring troubles with his knees, 27-year-old guard Brandon Roy decided Thursday night to return to the NBA, agreeing to terms with the Minnesota Timberwolves on a two-year deal worth $10.4 million, according to a league source. Roy picked Minnesota over Dallas, Indiana, Golden State and Cleveland, which had gotten into his list of finalists, according to his agent, Greg Lawrence.
The Warriors clearly weren't the only other team under consideration, but they were a primary contender to get him. The reason the Warriors felt like they had a shot was because of their internal connection. Warriors general manager Bob Myers used to be Roy's agent in the league, so they felt that this would pay off here.
The Warriors will now likely have to rely on Klay Thompson to be their primary two-guard.
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